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Maya: Intermediate Computer Animation

12:30PM - 3:30PM
Sep 21 - Dec 14
3.50 CEUs

Vic Fina II Visual effects artist; animator; rigger

This course will focus on the development of a 3D character from conception to a short animation. Students will further explore Autodesk Maya's modeling tools from NURBS and polygons to subdivisions in order to digitally recreate 3D characters, props and environments. Students will discover how to bring a character to life by learning how to texture, rig and animate, in addition to exploring Maya's more high-end effects using particles, dynamics, fur and paint effects. By the end of the course, each student will have created a fully rigged character in a 10-second animation piece.
PREREQUISITE: SMC-2213, Maya: Basic Computer Animation, or equivalent.


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